Re: Expletive Humor (was: Re: Skeptics and extropians)

From: Robert Coyote (coyyote@hotmail.com)
Date: Tue Jan 22 2002 - 12:43:07 MST


Hebrew = Hara
Russian = 'crach' mostly used for 'messy house' Gavno = more common use
street for 'human waste'

----- Original Message -----
From: "Alejandro Dubrovsky" <s328940@student.uq.edu.au>
To: <extropians@extropy.org>
Sent: Tuesday, January 22, 2002 10:49 AM
Subject: Re: Expletive Humor (was: Re: Skeptics and extropians)

: On Wed, 2002-01-23 at 03:32, Amara Graps wrote:
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: > My Dad was amused by my questions about 'kaka' and he said in many
: > languages, here in Europe, it means 'shit' in a kind of mild form,
: > not to be used in polite conversations. In Latvian 'kaka' means the
: > same, in a kind of in baby talk, and he thought that the Jewish
: > folks use 'kaka' in the same way. In Greek, that mild expletive =
: > 'skatÓ', in German = 'scheisse', in Russian = 'sratj'. See, now you
: > have more choices for expletives... (He didn't know about the
: > Romance languages, however I vaguely remember in French = 'merde').
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: in spanish it's caca too, but also as a very mild form not really used
: unless talking to children.
: Alejandro
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